Al-Ahnaf was asked about Chivalry: What is it?

So he said: It is to not do anything in private that you would be ashamed of doing in public. [1][2]

Reference:

[1] Al-Tazkirah al-Hamduniya 1/205

[2] Benefitted from: https://www.facebook.com/a.alhemadi/posts/678846262203845

سئل الأحنف عن المروءة؛ ماهي؟
فقال: ألا تعمل شيئًا في السرّ؛ تستحي منه في العلانية.

التذكرة الحمدونية

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